Mold Odor & Roof Leaks and Mold
For most of us, our home is our single biggest investment. It’s also where we raise our families, sleep, work, and play.
If your home has any of the following problems, including mold odor, you should contact a professional mold inspection company:
Musty Mold Odor
Molds can produce musty or other unpleasant and strage odors. If you smell mold odors, you might have a problem with indoor mold growth.
Roof Leaks and Mold
Worn, damaged, or poorly installed roofs can lead to roof leaks and mold and other moisture problems in the property.
Poor Grading of Adjacent Landscape
One of the most overlooked ways for water to enter a structure is from improper exterior grading. Land that slopes towards a structure’s exterior walls, can allow rain and irrigation waters to penetrate the structure leading to indoor mold growth.
Dampness Rising from Foundation
Water intrusion from the foundation can be caused by in a variety of ways; including poor ventilation in the crawlspace, support beams in contact with the raw soil, and foundation cracks.
Many plumbing leaks are obvious, but many more go unnoticed. Undiscovered leaks in a structure, no matter how tiny, can lead to major moisture intrusion and mold. Sometimes plumbing leaks will not be noticed by the occupants until serious water damage has occurred. Water hidden in a structure will lead to problems with mold.
Poorly aligned Sprinklers
Make certain that your lawn and bed sprinklers are not hitting the side of your home or causing excessive ponding and pooling.
Poor Caulking and Seals around Shower and Tub
Bathtubs and showers need to be well sealed to prevent water intrusion.
Vegetation Contacting Exterior of Structure
Plants and trees that contact exterior walls can trap moisture against your home and allow water into the structure. Trees and shrubs can also block sunlight that is needed to dry these exterior walls. Wet walls are an excellent breeding ground for mold.
Buying or Selling Real Estate?
- Don’t sell real estate with undisclosed issues or risk selling property with a possible mold problem. Engage us to perform a thorough investigation to reduce your liability exposure.
- Don’t buy real estate with existing mold problems. This could drastically reduce the value of your property, subject the occupants to health problems, force you to incur large mold remediation costs, and could make your property difficult to sell or insure.
Good information about mold and moisture in your home published by the EPA:
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